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A Better Bath Bomb Recipe

by on April 6, 2007 · 6 comments

My little bath bomb is still drying on the kitchen counter. In the meantime, I received an email from a friend who really knows how to make bath bombs. I’ve included her formula and a few tips at the bottom.

Also, if you are serious about making bath bombs, you’ll need a source. I’m planning on ordering some materials from this company called Brambleberry. I’m sure there are lots of other sources. If you know of a good one, please send it to me and I’ll put a link here.

If all this sounds too intimidating, you can just order some bombs from Lush.

Bath Bomb

DRY INGREDIENTS:
4 TBSP baking soda
1 TBSP corn starch
1 TBSP goatsmilk powder (or omit and use 2 TBSP corn starch)
just over 1 TBSP of epsom salts

WET INGREDIENTS
1 tsp meadowfoam oil
approx 1 tsp liquid shea
a touch of water
a few drops of fragrance oil and color if desired

ADD AT THE END
2 TBSP citric acid

Here are the notes:
Epsom salts are for softening
Like when baking, it’s best to mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately

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Published on April 6, 2007

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

tiggersmom925 April 6, 2007 at 10:10 am

Anna,

Martha Stewart’s website has a great recipe and sources for all of the ingredients including the molds….
Have a nice day!!!

The Cupcake Lady April 6, 2007 at 11:26 am

That sounds super fun. Also sounds like a great science experiment for the kids! : )

GeorgiaBelle April 6, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Brambleberry is a great source. My girls and I made bath bombs last summer. They are so much fun!! Not sure how commercial companies get them so smooth.

Ryan December 17, 2007 at 1:11 pm

Hi, I have been having trouble finding citric acid do you know where I can get some

Anna December 17, 2007 at 3:30 pm

Hi Ryan,

Your best bet is to just order it on line from Brambleberry.

Good luck!

Sam December 8, 2008 at 12:49 pm

There’s a Canadian source for all the items you need for making bath bombs or fizzies. http://www.canwax.com they have citric acid, bicarb and all sizes of molds and shapes, hope this helps.

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